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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 11:15 PM
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Protestors march against Alabama's immigration law in Montgomery, Ala. - pics

Protestors march outside the Alabama Capitol during a demonstration against Alabama's immigration law in Montgomery, Ala. , Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011. Federal courts have blocked parts of the Republican-backed law from taking effect, but both supporters and critics still call it the nation's toughest state law against illegal immigration.






Alicia Torres, right, of North Carolina, comforts an emotional protestor shortly before his arrest while protesting Alabama's immigration law Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, near the Alabama state house in Montgomery, Ala. About 100 people, most of them Hispanic and college-aged, chanted slogans as they marched in light rain around the state Capitol and to the adjacent Statehouse where the legislature works.


A protestor is arrested after blocking traffic outside the Alabama Statehouse during a demonstration against Alabama's immigration law in Montgomery, Ala. , Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011. Federal courts have blocked parts of the Republican-backed law from taking effect, but both supporters and critics still call it the nation's toughest state law against illegal immigration.


Demonstrators are arrested after blocking traffic outside the Alabama Statehouse during a protest against Alabama's immigration law in Montgomery, Ala. , Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011. Federal courts have blocked parts of the Republican-backed law from taking effect, but both supporters and critics still call it the nation's toughest state law against illegal immigration.


Demonstrators Caesar Marroquiz, left, of Philadelphia, Penn. , and Ernesto Zumaya, 24, of Los Angeles link their arms together and wait to be arrested during a demonstration in the lobby of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. , Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011. Several hundred demonstrators gathered to protest Alabama's strong new immigration law.


Demonstrators Caesar Marroquiz, left center, of Philadelphia, Penn. , and Ernesto Zumaya, 24, of Los Angeles link their arms together and wait to be arrested as they talk with reporters during a demonstration in the lobby of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. , Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011. Several hundred demonstrators gathered to protest Alabama's strong new immigration law.


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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 11:22 PM
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1. Protests in Montgomery..been a long time.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:12 AM
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2. Montgomery Advertiser: Arrests made in immigration law protest
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20111115/NEWS/111115017/Activists-stage-protest-Montgomery-over-immigration-law-?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFrontpage

The protestors arrested were all undocumented immigrants, living in different parts of the country. Under the law, the protestors risk being turned over to immigration authorities and possible deportation, a risk all said they were aware of.

The two-hour protest, which drew approximately 70 people and included a march around the Capitol, was energetic but peaceful. Protestors did not appear to resist Montgomery police, who began arresting them at about 4:15 p.m. after blocking South Union Street for about an hour.

Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said Tuesday night he planned to post bond Wednesday morning for everyone who had been arrested.

The protest was organized by the Alabama Youth Collective, which advocates for undocumented aliens. Mohammed Abdollahi, a spokesman for the group, said the protest was aimed at giving the undocumented a face for politicians and a voice to speak out.

All these (politicians) are able to do what they do because they recognize this community lives in fear, said Abdollahi, himself an undocumented alien from Iran, who added they wanted to show the undocumented to recognize you have a voice.

A small group of protestors went to the seventh floor of the state Capitol to deliver a letter asking Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, one of the sponsors of the law, to renounce it. Beason was not in his office today, and the letter was given to a receptionist.

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